Sunday, February 23, 2014

Go Ask Mommy

Gaby Nicoletti lay sprawled out on the couch watching her favorite TV show. Her little sister, Bria sat on the floor beside her. "I'm bored." whined Bria.

"Shh!" said Gaby putting her finger to her lips but not taking her eyes off the TV.

Bria wandered over to the sliding glass door and looked out at the snow piled up on the patio. Bria loved playing in the snow. "Can I make a snow puppy?" she asked eagerly.

"Go ask mommy." replied Gaby still not taking her eyes off the TV. Bria wandered off in up the stairs in search of their mother.

A few minutes later, she returned. She pulled on her heavy white snow boots. Then, slipped into her  fluffy pink fur jacket. She tugged opened the sliding glass door and wandered outside.

After a few minutes, she returned shivering. "It's too cold out there." she explained to her disinterested sister. "I want to make a snow dog in the house."

"Go ask mommy." replied Gaby who was not even listening.

Again Bria disappeared up the stairs. She returned shortly. She opened the door once again and scooped up a bunch of snow and went off down the hall into the playroom.

"Can I paint my snow dog?" called out Bria after another few minutes.

"What?" asked Gaby who had no idea what her sister was talking about. All she knew was that it was incredibly rude that Bria kept bothering her while she was trying to watch her show. Whatever it was Bria wanted Gaby didn't want to be bothered with it anyway. "Go ask mommy!" Gaby yelled back finally.

Bria came out of the playroom and once again went up the stairs. Soon, she returned and disappeared back into the playroom. Meanwhile, Gaby continued to watch TV.

Suddenly there was a loud crash from the playroom. Gabi jumped up and rushed to see what had happened.  Bria was sitting in the middle of the floor all covered with paint and surrounded by ice and snow.

"Bria!" exclaimed Gaby. "Did mommy really say you can do all of this?"

Bria looked down at the floor and then looked up at her sister with wide innocent eyes. "Well, she didn't say no." she replied finally.

"What do you mean?" demanded Gaby. "What did she say?"

"She didn't say anything. She's sleeping. So I took that as a yes." admitted Bria.

Gaby just shook her head. She supposed it was partly her fault for not paying more attention to what her littel sister was actually doing. "Come on, Bria." she said. "Let's get this mess cleaned up before Mom wakes up."

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